BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – 3D printers are hot technology right now, and Senator Chuck Schumer is taking aim at something they can do. Schumer says one of the machines made a fully functional handgun last week and because it’s made out of plastic, it can slip through metal detectors. Schumer wants the gun making to be illegal.
Schumer said, “Now anyone, a terrorist, someone who’s mentally ill, a spousal abuser, a felon can essentially open a gun factory in their garage. And, the only thing they need a computer and a little over a thousand dollars. No background check and you don’t even need to leave your house to make hundreds of these guns.”
Schumer is planning on introducing the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act. There is legislation on the books that bans non-metal weapons, but it expires at the end of the year and doesn’t include 3D printing.